• The Hamlet of Saint-Avit

    Between the Périgord Noir and the Quercy, a short distance from the Chateaux of Bonaguil, Biron and Gavaudun, the picturesque valley of the Lède of Gavaudun offers its canvas of verdure to the hamlet of Saint-Avit, a remarkable architectural ensemble where is to be found the supposed birth place of Bernard Palissy.

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  • Bernard Palissy, grand artisan of works of the earch

    Bernard Palissy

    « For forty years I scratched the earth, and searched its entrails
    in order to know the things that it produces […]
    and by such means I found grace before God
    who showed me secrets
    which until now have been unknown to men ».
    Bernard Palissy

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  • The History of the Museum

    The fire of Palissy is still alive in his village
    “Bernard Palissy, potter and scholar of the Renaissance”, “inventor of the rustic (...)

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  • The Friends of The Museum

    The Friends of the Bernard Palissy Museum Association ensures, in collaboration with the municipality of Lacapelle-Biron, all the events and activities concerning the museum.

    A “Friend of the Bernard Palissy Museum” contributes to the notoriety of the place and participates in the success of a cultural project begun in 1992 by a group of volunteers.

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